Perspectives on Growth and Inflation Expectations for a Post-Covid World

Nick Niziolek, CFA and Dennis Cogan, CFA
October 12, 2020

When thinking through which asset classes, sectors, and factors to favor, the Calamos global team frames the discussion around which cyclical regime we will be in based on the outlook for growth and inflation. There’s growing evidence that suggests a regime shift is underway.

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Cyclical Themes: Outlook for the U.S. Dollar

Nick Niziolek, CFA and Dennis Cogan, CFA
October 9, 2020

The Calamos Global Team believes we are entering a new regime where the dollar will weaken against other global currencies, with significant implications for global risk assets. Historically, the U.S. dollar’s strength or weakness has tended to be one of the most significant drivers in the relative performance of U.S. markets versus ex-U.S. developed markets and emerging markets, explain Nick Niziolek and Dennis Cogan.

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Emerging Market Technology: A Port in the Storm

Alex Wolf, CFA
September 24, 2020

Heightened U.S-China tensions continue to reshape global supply chains, creating tailwinds for many international technology companies. Additionally, market conditions illustrate the benefits of building technology exposure that extends beyond the large-cap U.S. companies that often dominate U.S. investors’ attention and the headlines.

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Understanding EM Opportunity Requires Looking Past the Headlines

Nick Niziolek, CFA and Kyle Ruge, CFA
July 17, 2020

Non-U.S. companies, including those domiciled in China and other emerging markets, can offer significant investment potential—but a selective approach is paramount. The Calamos global team discusses their research approach, which extends beyond companies and industries to understanding regulatory and political conditions around the world.

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Convertible Securities: A Key Lever in a Dynamic EM Approach

Nick Niziolek, CFA and Todd Speed, CFA
June 18, 2020

We believe the case for allocations to emerging markets is very compelling, but current conditions heighten the need for risk-aware approaches. The freedom to invest opportunistically in convertible securities, a core capability of Calamos Investments, is a key differentiator of CNWIX’s dynamic approach—and one which has contributed favorably in 2020.

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An Update on Three Dynamics in Emerging Markets

Global Team Perspectives by Nick Niziolek, CFA and Todd Speed, CFA
August 15, 2019

Through the first half of the year, EM growth equities have gained ground on value and global companies have rebounded. In a volatile environment, the convertible market provides abundant opportunities for risk management.

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Is Your EM Allocation Vulnerable to Index Vagaries?

John P. Calamos Sr.
September 29, 2014

John P. Calamos, Sr., CEO and global co-CIO, takes a look at how emerging market indexes are constructed and explains why passive EM strategies, including passive ETFs, may be subject to risks an active approach can avoid.

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